Submitted by jagiii 1038d ago | news

Nintendo Already Has A Hit On Its Hands With Sold Out Wii U Consoles Nationwide

Months before the official November 18 launch of Nintendo Wii U, it appears that Nintendo already has a certified hit on its hands. Despite a lukewarm press reception and a launch line-up that consists of a slew of ports of games already out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, gamers have gobbled up every pre-order option from retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Amazon. (Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo, NintendoLand, Wii U)

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LX-General-Kaos  +   1038d ago
Releasing first in the eye of the holiday season is definitely an intelligent move by the big wigs within Nintendo HQ. Ensuring maximum sales, and an early push for a sizable install base from the start.

The Nintendo Wii U entertainment system is also landing in gamings atmosphere with arguably the greatest launch line up in the history of gaming. Which will for sure play its heavy handed part to make sure that the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system continues to move units off shelves, and keep a warming smile on the face of gamers all around the world.

Not only do the bleeding edge next generation capability within the the architecture of Nintendos new baby stand out. The new innovative touch screen function will forever change the way the consumer experiences home console gaming. A change that comes standard with every unit. A change that I believe will believe will set a new standard for how gaming is enjoyed, while paving the way for competing consoles down the line.

Me and many other consumers alike have been ready for a new generation for years now. With the technical prowess, and next generation graphical capability of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system and its standard functions. We the consumer finally get our first taste of the future.

Rated E For Everyone
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zgoldenlionz  +   1038d ago
It's going to be a huge success once they put all those wii u consoles in every prison cell like you were talking about earlier.
FirstPlaceMan  +   1038d ago
Retro video games should be a reward for inmates who are nearing their end of they're sentence without any problems. If they did one thing wrong while in prison they should be publicaly raped
HammadTheBeast  +   1038d ago

Write raped by guys...we don't want to give people any ideas here.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1038d ago
Everything that gets hyped up is always pre-sold out everywhere but when the release day arrives, I always manage to find several available copies lying around at a local walmart lol!
MostJadedGamer  +   1038d ago
Sega already has a hit on its hands with soldout Dreamcast consoles nationwide.

Launches mean nothing. Consoles almost always sell out at launch.
HammadTheBeast  +   1038d ago
I don't understand the disagrees, it did sell out with pre orders.
Benjamminkno  +   1038d ago
Yeah, Nintendo always do well for themselves, but if 3rd party doesn't, everyone suffers. I hope Nintendo can break their curse of dismal third party support.
HebrewHammer  +   1038d ago
Reading a Kaos post is like reading a Nintendo press release.
Grenade  +   1038d ago
LOL, you actually read that nonsense?
When i see his comments, i just scroll past them, and the same goes for his Sony equivalent.
vitullo31  +   1037d ago
LX-General-Kaos - Me and many other consumers alike have been ready for a new generation for years now. With the technical prowess, and next generation graphical capability of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system and its standard functions. We the consumer finally get our first taste of the future.
LMAO nintendo probably pays this loser
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Chris558  +   1037d ago
He makes sense sometimes :D
claud3  +   1038d ago
Nice one and hopefully more hits to come
Snookies12  +   1038d ago
Come on... Who DIDN'T expect this to happen? Seriously, after the Wii fiasco when it came out lol.
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ZeekQuattro  +   1038d ago
Number one reason why I preordered was because of the misadventures I had trying to get a Wii years ago.
Benjamminkno  +   1038d ago
Again, none of this means anything in two years if third parties don't consistently support the console. Also, if the gamepad is durable enough for kids to use it.
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dark-hollow  +   1038d ago
what nintendo really needs is unreal enigine 4 support for the Wii u if they want a big push in third party support.

even if it cant run all the bells and whistles, it needs at least able to run a scaled down UE4. like a 720/ps4 version running at 1080P while wii u version running at 720p. of course for me, and majority of hardcore gamers would go with the superior version, most average joes wont care too much as evident with ps2 multiplats looking inferior to xbox version but still sold very well or xbox 360/ps3 versions compared to the PC.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1038d ago
Also know one is thinking about the fact that the same people who bought the wii could be the same ones buying wiiU early(Casuals). Also they will most likely have the only dx10 level card next gen which means wiiU will always have a lesser port if devs (who complain about power) use dx11 features in 720 & ps4. It's like they want to give third party companies a reason to not like them.

Most likely the bulk of wiiU price comes from the tablet no the wiiU specs.

They are already behind for Dice's expectations..
"The developer points to memory as the main culprit, as going 64-bit guarantees full access to 4GB or more of RAM as well as better virtual addressing. Andersson sees it as a prime opportunity to upgrade to Windows 8" - Dice


Seems wiiU will be holding back with it's 1gb vRam.
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avengers1978  +   1038d ago
Doesn't really mean much when there are so few units... even going by the numbers he uses in the article there won't be much more than 2 3 million units... shortage does not equal success
Straightupbeastly  +   1038d ago
Can't wait to put my ps3 to rest when wii u comes out.
neogeo  +   1038d ago
Put it down like a lame hourse.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1038d ago
I have a feeling even YOU don't believe that. The Last of Us vs. um... ANYTHING on the Wii U. I think you know the answer to that.
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iGamerZERO  +   1038d ago
I have mine preordered and paid in full with 5 launch games and can't wait to play it......
neogeo  +   1038d ago
I alost gave you a disagree due to being jealous of the fact I can't afford the system and 5 games all at once:(
iGamerZERO  +   1038d ago
Well I appreciate your honesty ! I hope you can save up and get one day...

I'm getting these games at launch:
Wii U Console Deluxe
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Zombi U
Super Mario Bros U
Rayman Legends
NBA 2K13

2013 Games of intrest on WiiU for me:
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Ghost Recon Online
Main_Street_Saint  +   1038d ago
@neogeo, You and me both.
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AlucardFury  +   1038d ago
Hey iHung are you a Nintendo only user? I'm just curious seeing that most of those games are on existing consoles.
iGamerZERO  +   1038d ago
No, not at all ! I also game on iOS , XB360 & PS3 on a regular basies... I'm getting a few multiplats on Wii U to mix things up a little , I figured I'm getting MOHWF on PS3 , Halo4 on 360 and after reading about how BLOP2 runs at 1080p at 60 FPS on Wii U over 620p on 360/PS3 I Thought I get it for WiiU, Plus calling in Killstreaks and messing around with loadouts on the gamepad was deal sealer for me , can't wait play it on the game pad while watching TV In the same room...
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AlucardFury  +   1038d ago
Oh ok man, cool :)
mcstorm  +   1038d ago
I cant wait to get my WiiU too I pre ordered it with Pickmin 3 Mario U and ZombieU.
BLAKHOODe  +   1038d ago
Obviously Nintendo has it's fans, just look at the original Wii's sales, DESPITE lack of 3rd party support. So awesome pre-order stats are no surprise. What will be interesting is if the Wii U owners will actually BUY games this time, which they didn't do for the Wii and how it'll stand against future console releases.
AlucardFury  +   1038d ago
I have the Deluxe version paid in full with ZombiU and Mario. If Ninja Gaiden 3 gets improved like its developers have been touting, I'll keep my eye on that. After that I'll probably get Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 and Monster Hunter.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1038d ago
GameStop is whoring it out like cocaine. I'm not surprised.
Qrphe  +   1038d ago
I really hope they manufacture more and put them for pre-order, there is certainly more demand to be met
R_aVe_N  +   1038d ago
People make a big deal out of this when EVERY NEW CONSOLE LAUNCH they sell out. Its a freakin no brainer....
BrianC6234  +   1038d ago
People shouldn't believe the hype. So what if the Wii U is selling out. Nintendo is notorious for putting out a small amount of consoles when they come out. Then they sell out and build up hype. It doesn't mean they're selling millions though.
urwifeminder  +   1038d ago
Wow well done nintendo not long now and yo have the most powerfull console on the market congrats.
HmongAmerican  +   1038d ago
WiiU game going to use the TV as the display. While the game pad is to be use for items selection and maps ects without pausing the TV screen. Now that's is something new on consoles. Game like Assassins Creed, GTA and other open world games is really going to open up new way to experience on the WiiU.
Armyntt  +   1037d ago
I preordered 4 just to put on Ebay. Im personally no interested with this console at all.
Kran  +   1037d ago
Played this at Eurogamer. Loved it. Fits on your hands really well. ZombiU is very intense and Rayman Legends is brilliant!
Cam977  +   1036d ago
Just bought a Vita last month and still love my Ps3, I shall not be getting this.

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